Samantha Ludin,Assistant Professor | Stanford School of Medicine

Samantha Ludin,Assistant Professor | Stanford School of Medicine

Professions: Clinical Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Psychologist - 32172
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: :Individual Therapy: $300-$350
Couples Therapy: $350-$425
Family & Parenting Therapy: $350-$425
I offer a select number of therapy slots for $100 session to accommodate clients who are unable to receive the care they need due to financial barriers.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


SAN FRANCISCO, California 94114
Palo Alto, California 94305

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My Approach to Helping

These are really tough times, aren't they? Existing issues feel bigger and it can be that much harder to cope. Therapy can heIp. I approach therapy in a warm and collaborative manner to help couples, individuals, and families identify new and adaptive ways to deal with life's challenges.

In couples therapy, I use Emotion-Focused and Gottman approaches to help partners learn to manage and repair conflict, rebuild trust and intimacy, and build emotional connections. In family treatment, I'll work with your family to develop adaptive and healthy communication patterns, as well as address parenting concerns and behavioral issues. For individuals, I specialize in the treatment of trauma, PTSD, and sexual health concerns. I use CBT, mindfulness, and relational approaches to treat these issues. In sex therapy, I create a safe, sex-positive space to address concerns relating to sexual health and intimacy for couples and individuals (queer, ENM, & kink friendly).

In my office (virtual and in-person), we will work together to build the life and relationships that you want. I am currently accepting new clients in private practice. To get started, please visit my website or email me.

More Info About My Practice

I consider myself an integrative therapist, which means that I draw from different evidence-based therapy modalities to best support my clients and their goals.

For couples, I use: Emotion Focused Couples Therapy; the Gottman Method; and Structural Couples Therapy

For trauma, I utilize: Cognitive Processing Therapy; Prolonged Exposure Therapy; and Narrative Somatic therapies.

For sexual health concerns, I use: Psychobiosocial Sex Therapy and Systemic Sex Therapy

For individuals, I utilize: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Relational Therapy; Compassion-Focused Therapy; and Mindfulness-Based Interventions

For Families, Parents, Teens, and Children I use: Family Systems Therapy; Structural Family Therapy; Parent Management Training; Play Therapy; CBT for Anxiety; Attachment-Based therapy; and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Pre-Marital Couples; High-Conflict Couples; Sexual Health Issues; Sexual Assault and Abuse individuals; Open Relationships and ENMCNM pairings; Queer LGBTQIA+ communities; Kink and fetish communities; Sex-Workers

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Family Problems
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Parenting
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy

Types of Therapy

  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions

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